Horse and Musket: Great Battles of the Eighteenth Century (2001) for PC
by David Erickson, originally put out by Boku Strategy Games
Comes with Editor and scale is approximately 150 yards per hex.
As well as the game itself, this download includes an expansion pack with scenarios covering the French and Indian War (c. 1755-1760) and the American Revolution (c. 1775-1781); plus 13 Frederick the Great battles transferred to HnM format from the original "Dragoon" program by David Erickson; plus the Marlborough/Eugene, Charles XII vs. Czar Peter, and Maurice de Saxe battles that come integral with HnM itself. Note. When playing PBEM, DO NOT save the game-turn file to the "Saved Games" folder; as this may/will cause it to be "locked" and hidden. Instead, save the game-turn file to your desktop or alternative folder of your choice; while loading it from the same location.
After almost a year now of fairly rigorous playtesting, done with and huge thanks to Daniel Claude (from les Sables d'Olonne, on the NW coast of France), the formal update of the French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War scenarios for "Horse and Musket" for PC by programmer David Erickson is "finally" done; though when it comes to such things, further tinkering, and toward perfection with respect to playability and better realism, is in some instances certainly still possible.
Some of the main problems with using the "Horse and Musket" engine for recreating FIW and AM Rev battles are as follows:
1. Light infantry may not bayonet charge (and this includes, for instance, Indians not being able to melee attack.)
2. Cavalry may not attack in woods, even in light woods.
3. All units that fire shoot with muskets; there are no rifle units.
As a result, an effort has been made in a given battle or skirmish to compensate for such factors. For example, a light infantry unit designated as a rifle company or battalion is given a higher moral/effectiveness rating than it might otherwise be assigned. Similarly, some terrain of a given battlefield has been made more clear of trees to allow cavalry attacks.
If you have downloaded the program from us before, please replace the version you have with this newer one, at 17.6 MBs, see right below.
NOTE: As of Sept. 2017, the main zip file, and which includes the program, editor and scenarios, is not available here; while some work is being done to make this internet archive page more secure and properly workable. The problem is that Internet Archive uses multiple malware scanners, and three of these (out of some twenty or so) unfairly identifies ANY .exe or application file as malware, and when that happens it will shut down, i.e., "darken," the page.
Last updated: 11 Jan. 2018